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Associate Health Minister Jo Goodhew has today welcomed the introduction of the Health (Protection) Amendment Bill to Parliament, which will amend the Health Act to make sunbeds R18 and improve the management of serious infectious diseases. “This...

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  Health Minister Tony Ryall is encouraging health professionals to take part in the annual Clinicians' Challenge by submitting their IT solutions to improve health services. “The Clinicians' Challenge is a chance for health professionals...

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New evidence has emerged today that shows Mr McCully's excuses for not knowing about the Malaysian diplomat case don't stack up, says Labour's Foreign Affairs spokesperson David Shearer. “Mr McCully said he had received no information...

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Student stand-downs, suspensions and exclusions have reached 14-year lows, says Education Minister Hekia Parata. Ms Parata says Ministry of Education figures from 2000-2013 show a peak in the mid-2000s, but these numbers have dropped significantly. “We're...

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  A report looking at how improved legislation and regulation could free-up schools to focus more on raising student achievement has been welcomed by Education Minister Hekia Parata. The Taskforce on Regulations Affecting School Performance, which...

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 Associate Social Development Minister Chester Borrows has welcomed the expansion of supported bail for young offenders as an important step to reducing reoffending. The latest supported bail expansion increases the total places to 305 placements,...

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Labour has shown its true colours by promising to undermine the progress of New Zealand's screen sector and reintroduce uncertainty into screen contracts for the benefit of Australian-run unions, says Minister for Arts Culture and Heritage Christopher...

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Claims by New Zealand Herald journalist Adam Bennett with respect to former MP Ron Mark's possible nomination for New Zealand First in the seat of Wairarapa are false, says New Zealand First Leader Rt Hon Winston Peters. “New Zealand First...

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  This week's stoush over the Fish and Game Council points to a deeper challenge confronting the Government as it contemplates a third term in office. There is no doubt of this Government's commitment to boosting economic development,...

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  Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations Minister Christopher Finlayson has welcomed the announcement today of the 22 trustees of the Tuhoronuku Independent Mandated Authority (TIMA), which will negotiate the settlement of Ngapuhi's historical Treaty...

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